I booked this tour at the very last minute (Chris was amazing at accomodating us) and was still questioning my decision the morning we left as is was easily the most expensive tour I have ever gone on. I quickly decided that this might have been the best decision I made for the entire trip. We were picked up at our hotel by our driver Jerry. The vehicle was clean and Jerry was not only a great driver but extremely personable, making our drive itself an excellent experience. When we got to DC (we were picked up in Reston) we met our guide Eric and from the first moment my son (13 years old) and I met him we had a great time. He engaged my son in every aspect of the tour by not only educating him but asking him questions that really made him think and come to conclusions on his own. Eric quickly picked up on the fact that I am not a big fan of crowds and without saying a word made a point of getting us into spots that were less crowded and more conducive to the three of us having conversation. We went on the Welcome to DC tour and honestly if I had know how great it was going to be I would have booked an entire day so we could have seen more. This tour was a highlight of our entire week and worth every penny!!